The Art of Patience - You Can Save a Lot of Money

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    May 04, 2015 1:17 AM GMT
    I had been wanting to buy my husband a sausage stuffer attachment for the meat grinder I bought him for the Kitchen Aid stand mixer I also got him. It lists for $69 USD, and Williams-Sonoma had it for $49. But I had a feeling I could do better.

    Yesterday I got an email that it was $15! But when I phoned the local W-M store, they don't carry them. Today I got another email that said shipping was free with some items, and I also got a promotional code.

    So I tried it. BINGO! His sausage stuffer attachment will be shipped for $12.72, tax included. In fact, that charge already appears on my bank account. Patience can pay. $69 MSRP and I'm getting it delivered $12.72.

    And for guys who might say: "Who the Hell needs a sausage stuffer?" I know, I sure don't myself.

    But my husband tells me wonderful stories about his Italian father making sausage at home when my guy was a kid, that was a big thing with their family. And my husband would love to do that today.

    So OK, now he'll be able to make Italian sausages. Whatever he wants I make happen. Well, within reason.

    Thing is, you can get great deals if you have patience and keep your eyes open. Yesterday I just bought about a year's supply of dishwasher detergent, at half price, for our new machine that's coming this week. The best there is: Finish Powerball Quantum Max. HALF PRICE!

    We save a lot of money by being what I guess could be called smart shoppers.
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    May 04, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    This won't end well...

    Well, if the Evil Bitch of RJ gets involved, I suppose not.
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    May 04, 2015 4:32 AM GMT
    My renter has been telling me about his great prowess at Internet consumption. My take is usually that promotions and coupons are always ploys to get you to buy something that you don't need. Anyhow, he told me yesterday that there is some web site that "monitors the volatility of amazon pricing" and sends alerts when stuff you want is cheap. Claims that he got two SUPs for the price of one. That way he can invite people to go out with him. Keeps sending me txts of deals he thinks I'll be interested in. So far, none have been very tempting.
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    May 04, 2015 4:55 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI had been wanting to buy my husband a sausage stuffer attachment for the meat grinder ...
    I had to stop there and LOL for a little bit. icon_lol.gif
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    May 04, 2015 11:46 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    I had been wanting to buy my husband a sausage stuffer attachment for the meat grinder ...
    I had to stop there and LOL for a little bit. icon_lol.gif

    LOL! Well, when you get back here (still in SD, right?), he'll make some sausages for you. Assuming this gizmo works and he likes it.

    Tell me what kind you like. Ummm... on second thought, never mind. He's gonna be making Italian sausages like his Italy-born father did. So if you like those, that's what you'll be getting. icon_biggrin.gif

    I love giving my husband every appliance, utensil, kitchen toy and gimmick there is. So he can indulge his love of cooking, and his more recent love of baking.

    BTW, he made his beehive cake yesterday, using that new 2-part pan mold I got him. Came out perfectly. I'll be taking pics of it later this morning, before we take it as a gift to a lesbian couple around noon today.
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    May 04, 2015 12:34 PM GMT
    I stopped buying anything because I needed it a while ago. I buy when I feel that the price is right. (No pun intended!)

    I am very choosy and picky when it comes to buying anything. I have enough stuff sitting around, and buying anything that is not useful is out of question. I have developed a real resistance towards buying items that would require maintenance on my part.

    Making money has become so much more fun than spending it.


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    May 04, 2015 1:03 PM GMT
    SilverRRCloud said
    I stopped buying anything because I needed it a while ago. I buy when I feel that the price is right. (No pun intended!)

    I am very choosy and picky when it comes to buying anything. I have enough stuff sitting around, and buying anything that is not useful is out of question. I have developed a real resistance towards buying items that would require maintenance on my part.

    Making money has become so much more fun than spending it.

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    If you're talking about having patience, then that's my point. There's a lot of stuff we need, or could just use. But I bide my time. Even with this new dishwasher arriving later this week I waited weeks, after our current one failed.

    I just made my husband wash the dishes by hand. No urgency. LOL!

    Then a rebate popped up, and I talked a local store down on the price (something you can rarely do with the big chain stores). So I got $200 off the price. It's just the one I want, and in the color he requires. Special-ordered for us, which several of the big chain stores couldn't do, only able to work from their fixed inventory.

    I know how to play the system. Plus I like patronizing our local merchants, which I think helps our community. And bottom line, with patience I always get the best price. icon_biggrin.gif